Florida education news: School nursing, recruiting, testing and more
SCHOOL NURSES: Tampa-area schools face a nursing shortage, although their staffing differs from county to county.
GATES GRANT: A new study the Gates Foundation's efforts in Hillsborough County schools had mixed results.
RECRUITING: The Hillsborough school district will send recruiters to Puerto Rico to look for new teachers.
TEST RESULTS: Some of Pinellas County's most struggling schools show improvement on the latest state tests.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Palm Beach School Board asks a court to determine who has authority over approving charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Pittsburgh School Board will meet in closed session to reconsider its hiring of a former Palm Beach school administrator as superintendent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
STRIKE UP THE BAND: Escambia high school musicians brave the heat for summer band camps, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Treasure Coast high school graduates have their eyes on advanced degrees, TC Palm reports.
GENDER ISSUES: The Collier School Board plans to discuss its policies on transgender students, the Naples Daily News reports. * Duval transgender students seek understanding, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Miami-Dade schools continue to improve their efforts to end out-of-school suspensions, the Miami Herald reports.
CASH FOR GRADES: A Palm Beach principal failed to act on accusations that a teacher let students pay for better grades, the Palm Beach Post reports.